HANOVER, PA. — Snyder’s of Hanover has transitioned its main pretzel bakery in Hanover to a peanut-free production facility to accommodate consumer demand for snacks free of the allergen.
|Rod Troni, c.m.o. for Snyder’s-Lance
“Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels have always been a great snacking option for families with kids because they’re baked, wholesome and delicious,” said Rod Troni, chief marketing officer for Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. “Now that our bakeries are peanut-free facilities, it makes pretzels an even better choice, especially for kids with peanut allergies. They provide families with a great snack alternative for school, home or anywhere with friends.”
Mr. Troni said most of Snyder’s of Hanover products already were nut-free, so the transition of the facility was merely an example of the company taking the “extra step” to eliminate the chances of cross-contamination.
Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels made in any of the company’s peanut-free facilities will have packaging clearly marked with a peanut-free icon and allergen information. Many of the products, including Pretzel Minis, Pretzel Sticks, Pretzel Snaps and Pretzel Rods, already display the new allergen information and are on shelves now. Remaining products with updated graphics will be on store shelves by the end of the year, the company said.Snyder’s of Hanover said its nut-based pretzels, such as the new Snyder’s of Hanover Peanut Butter Filled Pieces, are manufactured in a separate facility in Canonsburg, Pa.